PUEBLO, Colo. (May 22, 2017) – For the third consecutive season, Colorado State University-Pueblo Athletics reigned in their annual competition with University of Colorado Colorado Springs to claim the coveted Steel & Silver Trophy.
The Pack defeated the Mountain Lions 42-24 in the 12th annual athletic competition between the two schools. With 42 points, CSU-Pueblo matched its highest total in the history of the competition.
Over the last 12 years, the Steel & Silver trophy has been awarded to the 1-25 rival with the most points in head-to-head competitions between the two schools. Four points are awarded in each spot to the winner of the head-to-head matchup. In cross country, track & field, and golf these points go to the team with the highest finish at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Championships.
CSU-Pueblo swept UCCS in both men's and women's basketball and men's and women's cross country to pick up eight points on the court and the trails. UCCS competed in baseball and women's lacrosse for the first time but the Pack defeated them in both to earn another eight points.
Women's track & field bested the Mountain Lions during both the indoor and outdoor seasons. During their historic season, CSU-Pueblo women's soccer defeated UCCS 3-1. The ThunderWolves Women's Golf team also finished higher than the Mountain Lions with their second place finish at the RMAC Championships.
CSU-Pueblo and UCCS only split one sport. The two squads each won one of the two meetings in volleyball.
"Our coaches and student athletes have had an outstanding year both on and off the field," CSU-Pueblo Director of Athletics Joe Folda said. "Winning the Steel & Silver series is big and really caps off the year. Congratulations to our outstanding staff and Pack student athletes!"
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As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics.